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Marine and Terrestrial Conservation (with Placement year) BSc (Hons)

Anglia Ruskin University

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Cambridge Campus

  • Study mode

    Sandwich / Placement

  • Start date

    JAN

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Our oceans need protecting. Gain a deep understanding of the concerns surrounding marine environments and the specialist skills to tackle them on this Cambridge-based course. You’ll go on field trips in the UK and Europe and have opportunities for viewing wildlife and ecology in Africa and marine biology/diving overseas. With Cambridge becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, you’ll be equipped to work in marine biology, ecology or conservation with governments, environment agencies and research establishments.Individuals, organisations and governments around the world are increasingly concerned about the welfare of our planet and everything on it. This includes our marine environments where many factors, including human behaviour, have left a large number of species at risk.Our course allows you to develop a deep understanding of concerns relating to marine environments, and to look at ways of resolving those concerns.You’ll learn about marine biodiversity locally and around the world, and explore conservation ecology, which aims to support, recover and maintain populations and their habitats.If you choose our work placement year option, you could have the opportunity to put your knowledge into practice,preparing you for life after your studies.On our field trips you might experience marine biology in Scotland; zoos in the Netherlands; wildlife and ecology in Africa; and diving and marine biology oversea. In your second year you’ll take a week-long field trip to north Devon to experience both marine and terrestrial zoology, the costs of which are included in your course fees. There’s also a final-year residential at a UK marine biology station, which is included in your course fees. You’ll need to pay for any optional trips.Cambridge is becoming a world centre for wildlife conservation, with Fauna and Flora International, Birdlife International and the World Conservation Monitoring Centre based here. Throughout the course, you’ll have opportunities to attend lectures in the city and visit specialist museums and libraries.

Application deadline

15 January

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112 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in Biology.

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Anglia Ruskin University

  • University League Table

    117th

  • Campus address

    Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB1 1PT, England

Welcoming local community and buddy scheme.
Diverse student cohort from all over the world.
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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    93rd out of 100 10

  • Entry standards

    / Max 240
    94 43%

    89th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    66th

    31
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%

    64th

    20

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